The new Crystal Palace manager, Frank de Boer, says he wants his side to dominate opponents in the same way as Ajax.
De Boer has signed a three-year contract at Crystal Palace and has been tasked by the chairman, Steve Parish, with turning perennial relegation battlers into a “solid” Premier League side.
“I want a team where the fans are excited to come to our games, to see a team that wants to win and wants to fight for every minute,” said De Boer of his vision for the club. “ That’s always the starting point for me. At Ajax, it’s also in our DNA to try and play technical football and dominate. When you do that and do that well it’s a plus, it’s attractive and it looks nice.